With debut ratings of 1.16m for The Masked Singer has judge Jackie O Henderson broken a mythical “jinx?”
Many have tried to succeed with a simultaneous radio and TV career, but it doesn’t always come easy.
Jackie O has a lengthy list of TV failures which has sometimes drawn comment around a “jinx”, but the truth is one of her earliest shows was a massive hit: Popstars in 2000 discovered Bardot.
Popstars, based on a NZ format, was a TV phenomenon that led to a hit record and shopping centre frenzy. A precursor to Australian Idol, it motivated thousands of teens to try their luck in TV talent quests and ignited several copycat shows.
But there were several other titles which have tried to piggyback on her radio success that sadly, failed to fire:
Undercover Angels, Australian Princess, The Chat Room, The Nation, Big Brother (final season) and Kyle and Jackie O’s Night with the Stars.
It remains to be seen if the Masked Singer premiere numbers will sustain across the season, but the early signs are good for both Jackie O and 10.
Today not one comment seems to be drawing upon the “jinx” word….